This past weekend was ConQuesT, Kansas City's own sci fi and fantasy convention. Those of you who have been following my blog long enough may remember this was the place where I had my brush with greatness one year ago -- ten full minutes in one-on-one conversation with George RR Martin. That had me smiling for a long time. Still makes me smile now.
George wasn't around this year for the festivities, but I had plenty of other things going on to keep me happy. I participated in several panels with authors and publishers, including Lynette Burrows, Tessa Gratton, Tamora Pierce, Selena Rosen, Susan Satterfield, Allison Stein and H.G. Stratmann. On Saturday, several authors from Hadley Rille Books got together for a panel of readings, including Hadley Rille editor Eric T. Reynolds, M.C. Chambers (author of SHAPER'S VEIL, just released this weekend), Chris McKitterick (author of TRANSCENDENCE) and Nathaniel Williams (author and contributor to the anthology FOOTPRINTS).
Thanks to this panel of readings, I have an audio recording to share with you this week. This excerpt is a scene from the battle sequence of EOLYN, which -- if I may humbly remind everyone -- was described as "vigorously written" in a recent review by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. It's a short excerpt with a brief description of the novel up front. I hope you enjoy the listen.
In other news, EOLYN now has several customer reviews on Amazon. To read them, click HERE.
The next event for EOLYN will be a reading and signing at Prospero's Parkside Books, 208B NW Highway 7, Blue Springs, Missouri, on Sunday, June 12 at 2pm. I'm working on a special gift for anyone who joins us and purchases the novel. Hope to see you there!